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{\rtf1\ansi {\colortbl;\red0\green0\blue0;\red0\green0\blue255;\red0\green255\blue255;\red0\green255\blue0;\red255\green0\blue255;\red255\green0\blue0;\red255\green255\blue0;\red255\green255\blue255;}{\fonttbl{\f0\froman\cpg0\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f1\froman\cpg1252\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f2\froman\cpg1251\fcharset204 Times New Roman;}{\f3\froman\cpg1250\fcharset238 Times New Roman;}{\f4\froman\cpg1257\fcharset186 Times New Roman;}{\f5\froman\cpg1254\fcharset162 Times New Roman;}{\f6\froman\cpg1253\fcharset161 Times New Roman;}{\f7\froman\cpg1255\fcharset177 Times New Roman;}}{\stylesheet {\sbasedon222\f1\fs20 Normal;}}\paperw12240\paperh15840\margl1515\margr5007\margt1440\margb720 \sectd \sbknone\pgwsxn12240\pghsxn15840\marglsxn1515\margrsxn5007\margtsxn1440\margbsxn720\cols1\colsx60 \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li853\fi0\ri0\sb47\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 CAUSES OF ACTIVITY: THE VAKATAKAS        a\sub 77}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li58\fi119\ri22\sb187\sa0\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw2\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 The fact that India was then in constant communica\-\expndtw-2 tion with China and the Western world may\sub s\nosupersub  of course' \expndtw6 be readily accepted. For devout pilgrims, like 'Fa\-\expndtw-3 bian, came to the land of the Buddha in almost a regular \expndtw4 stream; and India on her part sent out eminent sages \expndtw-1 of the type of Kumarajiva (383 A.D.) to the celestial \expndtw3 empire on Buddhist missions. Moreover, with the \expndtw-1 extension of the Gupta dominions to the seaports of \expndtw4 Saurastra and Gujarat India's foreign trade with the \expndtw-4 West increased; and this led, it is believed, to a flow of \expndtw7 ideas, which produced important reactions on the \expndtw-2 Indian mind. But the most potent stimulus to progress \expndtw3 must have been the beneficent rule of Gupta Emper\-\expndtw2 ors who were men of catholic culture. It was largely \expndtw1 ^due to their liberal patronage of art and learning that \expndtw6 such brilliant and fruitful results followed. ,}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qc\li0\fi0\ri101\sb90\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\scaps\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw-2\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 section \scaps0 B}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li115\fi0\ri0\sb187\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex84\expndtw3\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 Their importance}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li58\fi468\ri112\sb133\sa0\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw-4\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 One of the most powerful dynasties, ruling contem\-\expndtw1 poraneously with the Guptas, was that of the Vakata-\expndtw7 kas. Their inscriptions and the \i Purdnas \i0 testify that \expndtw-3 in the hey-day of their glory they dominated the entire \expndtw-2 country of Bundelkhand, Central Provinces, Berars, \expndtw-4 Northern Dekkan up to the sea, besides exercising suze\-\expndtw1 rainty over their weaker neighbours.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li61\fi0\ri0\sb83\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex84\expndtw4\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 Origin and derivation of the name}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li29\fi317\ri119\sb130\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw4\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 _ According to Dr. Jayasval, the Vakatakas took \expndtw6 their rise in Bundelkhand, and they were so called \expndtw-1 from Vakata, the name of a place now represented by \expndtw-2 Bagat in the Orcha State.\super 1\nosupersub  It has further been suggested}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li0\fi0\ri130\sb166\sa0\sl-191\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw2\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 activities of her adventurous sons. The remains in Java, Com-bodia, Sumatra and other lands bear the impress of Gupta style and architecture.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li1130\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw3\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 .S., \i0 March\loch\af0\hich\af0\dbch\f1\cchs0 \'97\hich\af0\dbch\af1\loch\f0\cchs0 June,  1933, p.  67.}\par }